Microsoft for Libraries

Dear library members of TechSoup,

We wanted to give you a brief update about the availability of Microsoft products for libraries. 

If you need Microsoft products for your library, follow these steps.

  1. Get validated on the Microsoft Nonprofit Portal. If you need help, download and read our step-by-step guide (PDF).

    If you already have a Microsoft account, you can sign in to the Microsoft Nonprofit Portal with your existing username and password and get your account approved for nonprofit offers. This can take up to 7 days, but the wait is usually closer to 1 or 2 days.

    Keep your Microsoft account username and password handy. This is the account established when you created your onmicrosoft.com domain. Your user name is usually in the format, name@organization.onmicrosoft.com.

    After you complete this step, you will receive a confirmation email from microsoft-noreply@microsoft.com titled, "You're eligible for grants and discounts from Microsoft." You can keep this email for later reference.

  2. Come back to TechSoup and log in to your TechSoup account to request your products.
    Libraries can request products labeled "Computer Labs Only" for their public access computer needs. For library staff needs, you may access both cloud subscriptions and discounted desktop solutions.

  3. During checkout, you will need to enter the Microsoft account name that you had created in Step 1. You will also need to log in to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center with this username and password and accept TechSoup as your Provider. Please make sure to check the box to accept the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

  4. Once this is completed, you should be able to come back to the TechSoup page and finish checking out.

We look forward to providing you with the technology you need to serve your patrons more effectively.

Yours sincerely,

Shruti Ramaswami
Vice President, TechSoup